Marcus Horatius Barbatus

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Marcus Horatius Barbatus was one of the two Roman consuls who, according to tradition, lived in 449 BC. Have replaced the Decemviri . The other is said to have been Lucius Valerius Poplicola Potitus .

The two are traditionally viewed as the patricians who brought about the reconciliation with the plebeians , although their historical existence is in doubt. The laws that are ascribed to them are probably mostly of a later date, for example the Lex Hortensia from around 287 BC. BC, with the plebiscites became law. The consul couple of the year 449 BC Chr. Is probably to be deleted from the fast as subsequently interpolated .



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  2. Titus Livius 3, 55, 1-5.
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